2007-03-01 13:46

My SPF library kinda works

RaSPF, my attempted port of PySPF to C is now at a very special point in its life:

The provided CLI application can check SPF records and tell you what you should do with them!

Here's an example:

[[email protected] build]$ ./raspfquery --ip= --sender=03.spf1-test.mailzone.com --helo=03.spf1-test.mailzone.com
Checking SPF with:

sender: 03.spf1-test.mailzone.com
helo:   03.spf1-test.mailzone.com

response:       softfail
code:           250
explanation:    domain owner discourages use of this host

Is that correct? Apparently yes!

[[email protected] pyspf-2.0.2]$ python spf.py 03.spf1-test.mailzone.com 03.spf1-test.mailzone.com
('softfail', 250, 'domain owner discourages use of this host')

Is it useful? Surely you jest!

There are still the following problems:

  • The memory management is unexistant
  • I need to hack a way to run the official SPF test suite so I can see how well it works and that it works exactly as PySPF
  • It probably will segfault on many places
  • I am changing the error handling to be exception-based, thanks to EXCC
  • The IPv6 support is between iffy and not there
  • There is no support for SPF (type 99) DNS records, only TXT records (need to hack the udns library)

But really, this should be about 60% of the work, and it does work for some cases, which is more than I really expected at the beginning.

Here's the whole source code of the sample application (except for CLI option processing):

spf_response r=spf_check(ip,sender,helo,0,0);
printf ("\nresponse:\t%s\ncode:\t\t%d\nexplanation:\t\t%s\n",


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